Provide an example of a vertical or horizontal integration strategy

Provide an example of a vertical or horizontal integration strategy that a firm applied it based on the reading from our Thompson text and the associated other material.  How did the integration aid the company in building competitive advantage? Explain what the advantages and disadvantages of applying that integration strategy are in the context of the company and given our course work during the week.

NOTE: Make sure you choose a company that has not been selected by one of your classmates.

Your initial response to the discussion question should be 250-300 words. You must have at least our course text and at least one non-course scholarly/peer reviewed source in your initial posting.  Sources require in-text citations and must be incorporated into the body of the post in addition to a full APA citation at the end of the post.

Please respond to at least two peers on different days of the week from each other and from your initial post, in approximately 150-200 words.  Within your response posts, describe an additional Thompson (2020) text disadvantage that applies to your classmate’s initial post and describe why. 

 

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